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Love Decoded

May 9, 2016

Laurie Agard, Author
Hollywood Progressive


A courageous group of highly credentialed scholars from almost every discipline imaginable are coming together for a weekend in New York to try and decode love!

The symposium is being held in The Bohemian Hall in Manhattan, NY on June 26. In addition to decoding love, they will be honoring: Harville Hendrix, PhD; Helen La Kelly Hunt, PhD; Jean Watson, PhD; and Oprah Winfrey for their tireless work to bring love, compassion, and understanding to humanity.

A small “audience” of 100 people will also be given the opportunity to provide feedback and input. For venue and ticket information.

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Stanford Health Care Named Caring Science Affiliate by Watson Caring Science Institute

April 27, 2016

Grissel Hernandez, RN, BSN, MPH, HNB-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Caritas Coach®
Stanford Health Care


The Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) recently designated Stanford Health Care as one of its international Caring Science Affiliate Organizations. The designation recognizes Stanford Health Care’s exemplary integration of caring theory and leadership commitment to evidence-informed caring science practices, research and scholarship.

The WSCI is an international non-profit foundation that advances the philosophies, theories and practices of human caring. It was founded by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, who serves as director.

To become a caring affiliate, an organization must demonstrate deep-rooted and sustainable commitment to integrating caring science to transform and broaden the notion of health and healing for its staff, as well as patients, families and the surrounding community. Our professional practice model incorporates the caring theory process as the basis of our practice, recognized as a Magnet hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Dr. Watson will be the Guest Speaker during Stanford Health Care Nursing Grand Rounds on Tuesday, April 25, 2015 from 3:30 to 4:30 at the LPCH Auditorium.

Each month, SHC hosts the Nursing Grand Rounds and brings distinguished speakers to promote and explore excellence, leadership and scholarship in nursing.

About Jean Watson

Jean Watson is a Distinguished Professor Emerita and Dean Emerita of the University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing, where she held the Endowed Chair in Caring Science at the University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center. She is the founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and an American Academy of Nursing Fellow. Watson also is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the National Fetzer Institute Norman Cousins Award, an International Kellogg Fellowship in Australia, a Fulbright Research and Lecture Award in Sweden, and six international honorary doctorate degrees.

Watson is the author of more than 100 publications in the area of Caring Science and of more than 12 books on the Science of Human Caring™, including the original, classic: Nursing. The Philosophy and Science of Caring (1979), which identifies the 10, core “Carative Factors” necessary for studying and implementing a model of Caring Science in practice, Dr. Watson’s newly revised edition will be released in May, 2008 by University Press of Colorado along with a meditation CD. This work has expanded to “Caritas Processes®,” restoring the deep-spiritual dimensions of Love with caring-healing as the foundation for preparing a new level of practitioners in Caring Science/Caritas HealthCare.

Watson’s Human Caring Theory: Pertinent Transpersonal and Humanities Concepts for Educators

April 16, 2016

By Carey S. Clark
Nursing Programs, University of Maine at Augusta

Academic Editors: Sara Horton-Deutsch and Pamela Ironside

Abstract:
Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and the caring moment are based in part in the concepts of transpersonal psychology. This paper will provide a historical background around transpersonal psychology and how it relates to Watson’s human caring moment. The purpose of explicating these humanities-based concepts is to support nurses and nurse educators in creating a deeper understanding of Watson’s caring-healing moment as a time-space continuum, where the nurse’s caring supports a mutually created environment for healing. The article provides useful background information, as well as outlining simple steps to revising nursing curricula so that they become supportive of nursing students’ growth as transpersonal-caring beings.

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Riyadh Nurses Message 2016

March 2016

A Nursing Message, Jean Watson, Rihadh KSA 2016. A reflection on global citizenship, the universality of human caring and the role nurses offer to the world and humanity. Video by Ron Lesinski.

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Pioneering Work in Caring Science

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September 2015

Jean Watson was honored for her pioneering work in Caring Science from The Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine, University of Notre Dame.

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A COURSE IN CARING

July 2015

Nursing course informs international audience about science of care.

East Carolina University nursing professor Kathleen Sitzman (and WCSI Volunteer CCEP Faculty) was lead instructor for the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by the ECU College of Nursing. The course on the science of caring drew a large international audience. (Photo by Gretchen Baugh)

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Celebrating Kaiser Permanente Nurses

July 2015

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing just released a study showing that KP nurses are key to providing the highest level of quality care. This validates what we know and witness every day at our medical centers: our patients benefit because KP nurses are among the best in the country.

Excerpt of email from WCSI Affiliate Marilyn P. Chow, RN, Ph.D, FAAN
Vice President National Patient Care Services and Innovation, Kaiser Permanente

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Resilient Nurses

December 2014

A major new public radio documentary distributed worldwide by NPR; includes interview with Jean Watson in Segment 2.

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Massachusetts Regional Caring Science Consortium Celebrates First Anniversary

September 2014

The article address the celebration of the first year of the Massachusetts Regional Caring Science Consortium and an invitation for nurses to join the conversation.

Published in “ANA Massachusetts” Report on Nursing, Sept. 2014 issue.

For more information, contact

Lynne Wagner, EdD, RN, MSN, LCCE, FACCE
Nurse Consultant: Educator, Career Coach, Mentor Program Facilitator
  lynnewagner@comcast.net

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Kaiser Permanente – Northern California, Caritas in Action Campaign

August 2014

WCSI Affiliate Kaiser Permanente – Northern California present three short videos from their 6th Caritas in Action campaign.

In the videos, caregivers representing various multi-disciplinary perspectives share their thoughts on what it means to Honor Health, Healing and Wholeness. Listen as they share the power and possibility of acting with heart-centered intentionality as we create caring-healing-nurturing environments and foster helping-trusting-collaborative relationships.

View Kaiser Permanente, Northern California’s Caring Science Presentation on SlideShare

For more information, contact 

Anne Foss-Durant, RN, MSN, NP, MBA, NEA-BC
Patient Care Services – Director, Adult Services & Caring Science Integration
1950 Franklin Street, 19th Floor
Oakland, California 94612
  510-987-4083
  anne.foss-durant@kp.org